Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Ark Addendum - Changing Gears
It's Tuesday, which means it's Ark Addendum day. This week, we go back to Changing Gears, on of the last episodes that I have substantial background images for. The centerpiece is the Solar Needle, identified as the Star Needle on the model. It's quite a lovely design.
I don't really like the episode, though. The drastic personality alteration that Gears undergoes should have deeper implications than it does, really. That it's accidental only makes things worse. For a better examination of personality shifting, see the S1 episode of Beast Wars, Dark Designs. Evil Rhinox is pretty badass, as we learn there and confirm in late season one of Beast Machines.